Give And Ask For Directions In Danish: #1 Easy Guide

You’re in or planning a trip to Denmark! Good choice. Now all you have to do is figure out how to get around because you probably don’t want to get lost. We’ve created this guide to help you ask or give directions in Danish so you can feel more confident traveling through beautiful Denmark.

Now it may be possible to use your own language to get around, especially English, but if you know the Danish word to help communicate, then you’ll be better off and impress the locals.

Let’s go memorize Danish directions!


Why Should I Learn How To Say Directions In Danish?

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Did you know that in nearby Iceland children are taught Danish in school? This means that you can potentially kill two birds with one stone. By learning directions in Danish, you can use these terms to help get around Iceland as well!

Besides that useful information, knowing how to communicate with the locals will just make your entire trip more pleasant and less stressful. You’ll be able to get to all your dream destinations quicker and more confidently without missing a train, or plane.

Let’s take a look at some famous sites to visit while you’re in Denmark.

Top 5 Sites To Visit In Denmark

  1. Tivoli Gardens, a world-renowned amusement park, and garden in Copenhagen
  2. Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen
  3. Møns Klint Biosphere
  4. Billund (where Lego was invented)
  5. Hike in Bornholm


How To Give Directions In Danish

No matter your reason for traveling, if your next destination is Denmark, then you need to learn the Danish language and essential Danish vocabulary to get around easily.

So if you’re planning on traveling to Denmark, you should familiarize yourself with directions in Danish beforehand. Read on to learn useful phrases, translations, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

Danish Directions

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Here is your first Danish lesson. These are some essential Danish directions and words you should know.


English WordDanish WordPronunciation
AcrossEt kors[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Et kors[/Speechword]
BehindBag[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Bag[/Speechword]
BetweenMellem[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Mellem[/Speechword]
Downned[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]ned[/Speechword]
DownstairsNedenunder[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Nedenunder[/Speechword]
FarLangt[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Langt[/Speechword]
InI[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]I[/Speechword]
InsideInde[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Inde[/Speechword]
Nearbyi nærheden[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]i nærheden[/Speechword]
On[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]På[/Speechword]
OutsideUden for[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Uden for[/Speechword]
OverOver[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Over[/Speechword]
Straightlige ud[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]lige ud[/Speechword]
UnderUnder[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Under[/Speechword]
UpstairsOvenpå[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Ovenpå[/Speechword]
UpstairsOp[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Op[/Speechword]

Prepositional Phrases

Across fromOver for[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Over for[/Speechword]
Across the streetPå tværs af gaden[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]På tværs af gaden[/Speechword]
Around the cornerRundt om hjørnet[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Rundt om hjørnet[/Speechword]
Before the…Før…[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Før[/Speechword]
Down the hallwayNed ad gangen[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Ned ad gangen[/Speechword]
Far awaylangt væk[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]langt væk[/Speechword]
In front ofForan[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Foran[/Speechword]
On the…På den…[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]På den[/Speechword]
On top ofPå toppen af[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]På toppen af[/Speechword]
Past the…Forbi…[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Forbi[/Speechword]
Straight ahead/Go straightGå lige[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Gå lige[/Speechword]
Towards the…Mod…[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Mod[/Speechword]
Turn lefttil venstre[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]til venstre[/Speechword]
Turn rightdrej til højre[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]drej til højre[/Speechword]

Cardinal Directions

NorthNord[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Nord[/Speechword]
SouthSyd[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Syd[/Speechword]
EastØst[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Øst[/Speechword]
WestVest[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Vest[/Speechword]


Asking For Directions In Danish

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Here are some useful questions and phrases you can ask the locals to help you get around and avoid getting lost.

English PhraseDanish PhrasePronunciation
I’m lostjeg er faret vild[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]jeg er faret vild[/Speechword]
I don’t come from herejeg kommer ikke herfra[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]jeg kommer ikke herfra[/Speechword]
Please show me on the mapVis mig venligst på kortet[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Vis mig venligst på kortet[/Speechword]
Can you help me?kan du hjælpe mig[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]kan du hjælpe mig[/Speechword]
Can you show me?kan du vise mig[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]kan du vise mig[/Speechword]
How do I get to…?Hvordan kommer jeg til…?[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Hvordan kommer jeg til…?[/Speechword]
How do I get there?Hvordan kommer jeg derhen?[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Hvordan kommer jeg derhen?[/Speechword]
How long does it take to get there?Hvor lang tid tager det at komme derhen?[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Hvor lang tid tager det at komme derhen?[/Speechword]
Is it close to here?Er det tæt på her?[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Er det tæt på her?[/Speechword]
Is it far from here?Er det langt herfra?[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Er det langt herfra?[/Speechword]
Where are the stairs?Hvor er trapperne?[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Hvor er trapperne?[/Speechword]
Where can I find…?Hvor kan jeg finde…?[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Hvor kan jeg finde…?[/Speechword]
Where is…?Hvor er…?[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Hvor er…?[/Speechword]
Where is the bathroom?Hvor er toilettet?[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Hvor er toilettet?[/Speechword]
Where is the train station?Hvor er togstationen?[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Hvor er togstationen?[/Speechword]
Where is the bus station?Hvor er busstationen?[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Hvor er busstationen?[/Speechword]
Which direction is it?Hvilken retning er det?[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Hvilken retning er det?[/Speechword]
Where are we?Hvor er vi?[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Hvor er vi?[/Speechword]

What Locals May Say To You

These are some common responses that locals in Denmark may say to you.

English PhraseDanish PhrasePronunciation
It’s very closeDet er meget tæt på[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Det er meget tæt på[/Speechword]
It’s far awaydet er langt væk[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]det er langt væk[/Speechword]
It’s over the bridgeDet er over broen[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]Det er over broen[/Speechword]
Come with mekom med mig[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]kom med mig[/Speechword]
May I assist (help) you?må jeg hjælpe dig[Speechword voice=”Danish Male” isinline]må jeg hjælpe dig[/Speechword]


Useful Apps That Can Help You When You Are Lost!

directions in Danish

Sometimes it’s just easier to use technology, but you won’t learn Danish this way as well. Anyhoo, here are some apps that can help you get around in Denmark.

  1. Rejseplanen – is a great travel app to plan trips especially outside of the city center.
  2. CityMaps2Go – will give you a detailed map of Copenhagen.
  3. Mobilbilletter – is great for getting tickets for public transit, which is a confusing process without an app
  4. Donkey Republic – is a bicycle-sharing app so you can get around by cycling like everyone else!
  5. Waze– operates similarly to Google Maps except will show you where any travel pain points will be or delays that may hinder your travel plans.
  6. Google Maps – is probably the most well-known navigation app, it will be your best friend in finding the places on your travel list


Navigate Your Way In Denmark With The Ling App!

We hope you feel more prepared to explore Denmark! We’d also like to continue to help you on your journey to learn Danish.

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